What is viscose?

Viscose is a synonym of rayon, and the name references the silky texture that occurs during the manufacturing process. The main ingredient in viscose is wood pulp, making it hard to classify as either synthetic or natural. It can also be produced from bamboo, soy, and sugarcane.

Viscose Rug Cleaning

Unlike traditional rug cleaning, viscose rugs are highly unpredictable and require specialized techniques. Their inherent properties render them at risk to the following:

  • Shrinkage in length and width (1-3 inches and occasionally more)

  • Random discoloration

  • Texture changes (from very soft to coarse)

  • Spot cleaning can leave permanent marking.

IMPORTANT: Some shrinkage and discoloration is normal when cleaning viscose rugs. When discoloration or shrinkage occurs, either or both can sometimes be corrected (although with shrinkage, it may be impossible to re-stretch to the exact original size). Stretching and recoloring are separate distinct services apart from cleaning and are not included with cleaning charges (additional charges will apply). While outcomes are generally very favorable, it is important to realize that there are no guarantees before electing to proceed.